Speakers

Adele Jones, Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank Adele Jones  Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank SS2019
Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank

Adele Jones has been active in the information security arena with a special focus on the financial industry for the past 14 years.

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Adele Jones, Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank
 Alex Bowdler  IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare SS2019
IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare

Computer Geek. Passionate about technology and how to apply it. When not in front of his tech device, you’ll find Alex having fun in the kitchen.

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Andrew Lam, Head of Detections, SecureData Andrew Lam  Head of Detections, SecureData SS2019
Head of Detections, SecureData

Andrew Lam is the Head of Detections at SecureData (An independent cybersecurity managed security services provider) since the beginning of 2017.

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Andrew Lam, Head of Detections, SecureData
Ben Bulpett Ben Bulpett  EMEA Identity Platform Director, SailPoint SS2019
EMEA Identity Platform Director, SailPoint

Ben is the SailPoint EMEA Identity Platform Director, working across the region he supports the local SailPoint teams, partners and customers in helping define their strategy and adoption of an integrated Identity Governance platform.

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Ben Bulpett
Brett Skinner, Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus Brett Skinner  Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus SS2019
Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus

Brett Skinner is an expert in the information technology sector.

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Brett Skinner, Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus
Brett van Niekerk, Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal Brett van Niekerk  Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal SS2019
Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Brett van Niekerk is currently a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal focusing on information and cyber-security.

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Brett van Niekerk, Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Charl van der Walt, chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost Charl van der Walt  chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost (UK) SS2019
chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost (UK)

Charl van der Walt is the original founder of SensePost - a pen testing company in South Africa and in the UK - where he still sits on the board. He has acted in various roles there, including CEO for about five years.

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Charl van der Walt, chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost
Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco Corien Vermaak  Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco SS2019
Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco

An IT law specialist by trade, Corien Vermaak has spent many years working in ICT and representing multinationals.

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Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco
Craig McGee, Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint Craig McGee  Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint SS2019
Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint

Craig McGee is a Senior Sales Engineer at Forcepoint, focusing on the Sub Saharan Africa Region.

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Craig McGee, Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint
Craig Rosewarne, Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk Craig Rosewarne  Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk SS2019
Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk

Craig is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services.

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Craig Rosewarne, Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk
David Luyt, associate, Michalsons David Luyt  associate, Michalsons SS2019
associate, Michalsons

David believes that less is more when it comes to the law.

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David Luyt, associate, Michalsons
 Ernest Ketcha Ngassam (Prof.)  General Manager: Information Security Architecture & Technical Excellence, MTN SS2019
General Manager: Information Security Architecture & Technical Excellence, MTN

Prof. Dr. Ernest Ketcha Ngassam is the General Manager: Information Security Architecture and Technical Excellence at MTN Group.

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 Ewen O’Brien  VP EMEA, Enterprise Sales, BitSight Technologies SS2019
VP EMEA, Enterprise Sales, BitSight Technologies

Ewen O’Brien is the VP EMEA, Enterprise Sales at BitSight Technologies. Prior to joining BitSight, Ewen was part of the founding team in OpenPages EMEA, the market leading governance, risk and compliance solution that was acquired by IBM in 2012.

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Gerhard Cronje, Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank Gerhard Cronje  Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank SS2019
Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank

Gerhard has more than fifteen years of experience embedding information security and information risk in organisations.

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Gerhard Cronje, Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank
Graham Cluley, Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of Smashing Security podcast Graham Cluley  Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of "Smashing Security" podcast (UK) SS2019
Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of "Smashing Security" podcast (UK)

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker.

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Graham Cluley, Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of Smashing Security podcast
 Greg Griessel  technical solutions architect, security solutions, Cisco Southern Africa SS2019
technical solutions architect, security solutions, Cisco Southern Africa

Greg Griessel is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Southern Africa specialising in security.

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Helge Husemann, product marketing manager EMEA, Malwarebytes Helge Husemann  Global Product Marketing Manager, Malwarebytes SS2019
Global Product Marketing Manager, Malwarebytes

Helge Husemann is a security expert on a mission: protecting businesses from malware.

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Helge Husemann, product marketing manager EMEA, Malwarebytes
Henry Denner, Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency Henry Denner  Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency SS2019
Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

Henry Denner is a passionate security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, ranging from desktop support and network administration to IT Management and Information Security Management.

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Henry Denner, Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
 Ian Jansen van Rensburg  Lead technologist & senior systems engineering manager, VMware SS2019
Lead technologist & senior systems engineering manager, VMware

Ian Jansen van Rensburg is the Lead Technologist & Senior Systems Engineering Manager within VMware Sub Saharan Africa.

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James Brown, Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco James Brown  Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco SS2019
Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco

James Brown is an experienced product leader in cloud security at Cisco.

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James Brown, Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco
Dr James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA) James Stanger (Dr)  Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA) SS2019
Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA)

Dr. James Stanger has consulted with corporations, governments and educational institutions worldwide about IT security, web development, UX, open source and network administration for over 20 years.

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Dr James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA)
Jason Jordaan, Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs Jason Jordaan  Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs SS2019
Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs

Jason Jordaan’s forensic career began in 1991, is considered a leading authority in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation and prevention by his peers, both in South Africa and Internationally.

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Jason Jordaan, Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs
Jenny Mohanlall, CEO, RITS-SA Jenny Mohanlall  CEO, RITS-SA SS2019
CEO, RITS-SA

With more than 22 years of experience within the IT industry, Jenny has had the privilege to gain cross-sector experience, in FMCG, medical and ICT, and in overall business strategy.

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Jenny Mohanlall, CEO, RITS-SA
Jeremy Matthews, regional manager, Panda Security Jeremy Matthews  regional manager, Panda Security SS2019
regional manager, Panda Security

Originally from the UK, Jeremy Matthews is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry, with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, Web enablement and IT security.

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Jeremy Matthews, regional manager, Panda Security
Johan Botha, Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute Johan Botha  Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute SS2019
Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute

Craig is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services.

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Johan Botha, Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute
John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee John Fokker  Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee SS2019
Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

John Fokker is Head of Cyber Investigations for McAfee Advanced Threat Research. Prior to joining McAfee, he worked at the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the Dutch national police unit dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime.

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John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO, Thycotic Joseph Carson  Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO, Thycotic SS2019
Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO, Thycotic

Joseph Carson has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise security, an InfoSec award winner, author of Privileged Account Management for dummies and Cybersecurity for dummies.

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Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO, Thycotic
Kalyani Pillay, CEO, South African Banking Risk & Information Centre (SABRIC) Kalyani Pillay  CEO, South African Banking Risk & Information Centre (SABRIC) SS2019
CEO, South African Banking Risk & Information Centre (SABRIC)

Kalyani Pillay is the current CEO of the South African Banking and Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), having taken up this position in December 2007.

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Kalyani Pillay, CEO, South African Banking Risk & Information Centre (SABRIC)
Kris Budnik, Director, PwC Africa Kris Budnik  Independent Advisor SS2019
Independent Advisor

Kris has 20 years’ experience as a consultant and advisor on IT risk management, IT governance and cybersecurity.

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Kris Budnik, Director, PwC Africa
Lizelle van der Klashorst, Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB Lizelle van der Klashorst  Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB SS2019
Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB

Lizelle van der Klashorst is a passionate communicator, being able to ignite conversations with purpose.

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Lizelle van der Klashorst, Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB
Maeson Maherry, Chief Technology Officer, Lawtrust Maeson Maherry  Chief Solutions Officer, Lawtrust SS2019
Chief Solutions Officer, Lawtrust

Maeson Maherry is the solutions director of Etion Secure (incorporating LAWtrust), a business that specialises in trust services such as Advanced Electronic signature solutions, positive identity and encryption in business systems.

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Maeson Maherry, Chief Technology Officer, Lawtrust
Dr Manuel Corregedor, COO, Telspace Systems Manuel Corregedor (Dr)  COO, Telspace Systems SS2019
COO, Telspace Systems

Manuel is currently employed as the Chief Operating Officer at Telspace Systems.

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Dr Manuel Corregedor, COO, Telspace Systems
Marina Bidoli, Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa Marina Bidoli  Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa SS2019
Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa

Marina has extensive experience in cross-border crisis work and transactions, as well as in media and stakeholder relations and corporate reputation management.

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Marina Bidoli, Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa
Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR Muyowa Mutemwa  Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR SS2019
Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR

Muyowa has 5 years’ working experience with Telkom SA Ltd as a strategy architect in various roles such as designing data centre networks, user-access networks and storage networks.

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Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR
Nuno Ceitil, Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT Nuno Ceitil  Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT SS2019
Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT

Nuno Ceitil is a Consulting Systems Engineer with Netscout as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa team.

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Nuno Ceitil, Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT
O'Shea Bowens, Founder and CEO, Null Hat Security (USA) O'Shea Bowens  Founder & CEO, Null Hat Security (USA) SS2019
Founder & CEO, Null Hat Security (USA)

O'Shea Bowens is a cybersecurity enthusiast with a decade of information security experience.

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O'Shea Bowens, Founder and CEO, Null Hat Security (USA)
Ofir Hason Ofir Hason  CEO & Co-Founder, CyberGym (Israel) SS2019
CEO & Co-Founder, CyberGym (Israel)

Ofir Hason is the CEO and Co-Founder of CyberGym.

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Ofir Hason
Paul Beyleveld, consulting systems engineer, Cisco Security Sales Paul Beyleveld  Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco SS2019
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco

Paul Beyleveld is a Consulting Systems Engineer for Cisco Security Sales supporting the sub-Saharan Africa region.

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Paul Beyleveld, consulting systems engineer, Cisco Security Sales
Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA) Perry Carpenter  Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA) SS2019
Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA)

Perry Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world's most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

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Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA)
Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) Pete Herzog  Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (Spain) SS2019
Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (Spain)

Pete Herzog is the co-founder and on the Board of Directors of ISECOM, researching and creating new solutions to complex security problems.

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Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM)
Pukhraj Singh, Security Operations and Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer Pukhraj Singh  Security Operations & Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer (India) SS2019
Security Operations & Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer (India)

Pukhraj Singh is a cyber intelligence analyst with 14 years of experience.

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Pukhraj Singh, Security Operations and Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer
Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting Raymond du Plessis  Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting SS2019
Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting

Raymond du Plessis is a Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting with a broad range of experience in Information Security and Cybersecurity management.

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Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting
Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks Ryan van de Coolwijk  Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks SS2019
Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks

Ryan started his career in IT in 2002, with over 16 years of experience in IT security and risk management, spanning various industries for organisations of all sizes.

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Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks
Sam Linford, Regional Director, Carbon Black Sam Linford  Regional Director, Carbon Black SS2019
Regional Director, Carbon Black

Samuel Linford is a Regional Director for Carbon Black.

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Sam Linford, Regional Director, Carbon Black
Shira Rubinoff, President, SecureMySocial; President and Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA) Shira Rubinoff  President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA) SS2019
President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA)

Shira Rubinoff is a recognized cybersecurity executive, advisor, speaker & influencer, who has built two cybersecurity product companies and led multiple women-in-technology efforts.

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Shira Rubinoff, President, SecureMySocial; President and Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA)
TK Keanini, Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco TK Keanini  Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco SS2019
Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco

TK Keanini brings more than 25 years of network and security experience to his role as Distinguished Engineer within Cisco’s Security Business Group, where he uses his expertise in analytics to build a unified security architecture that enables customers to adapt and respond to ever-evolving threats.

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TK Keanini, Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco
Tamara Mkula, Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA Tamara Mkula  Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA SS2019
Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA

Tamara has over 11 years of experience in the security field.

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Tamara Mkula, Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA
Tammy Naicker, Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom Tammy Naicker  Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom SS2019
Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom

Tammy Naicker joined the Vodacom Group as the Executive Head of Department for Technology Audit on 1 January 2013.

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Tammy Naicker, Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom
 Trishana Ramluckan  Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal SS2019
Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Trishana Ramluckan is an academic and researcher in the Information Technology and Governance field. She graduated with a Doctor of Administration degree in Information Systems & Technology and Public Administration in 2017 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Veronica Schmitt, Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs Veronica Schmitt  Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs SS2019
Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs

Veronica Schmitt’s forensic career began in 2008.

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Veronica Schmitt, Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs
Winston Hayden, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC Winston Hayden  Independent Management Consultant and Advisor SS2019
Independent Management Consultant and Advisor

Winston Hayden is a recognised industry expert in information security, risk, governance, compliance and assurance.

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Winston Hayden, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

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